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New Year Announcements

Dear Members and Friends
Happy New Year! With 2022 kicking off, just a few short announcements for the week:


1. Boston’s B-Together Policy:  Starting January 15th, individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in order to enter certain spaces in Boston.To learn more, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/introducing-b-together


2. Christmas Tree recycling: The City’s Public Works Department performs curbside pick up of Christmas Trees for recycling.Leave your tree (no ornaments or lights) for curbside pick up  on recycling day by 6 a.m. between January 3rd and 14th. To learn more, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-works/leaf-and-yard-waste-schedule

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Fenway Cares COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Free vaccines are offered at Fenway Community Center on Wednesday, December 22nd from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

To learn more see the below flyer.

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The Week Ahead

Dear Members and Friends,


December is whizzing by. Thanks to everyone who attended the #55 bus community meeting!Slides from the presentation are attached, and a link to the recording here.

Please see the following events and opportunities:
1. Wednesday, December 15th 6 p.m. 2 Charlesgate West public meeting

A virtual public meeting will be held to obtain community feedback to proposed development for 2 Charlesgate West. To read a copy of the proposal for this project, with links for public comment and meeting registration, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/2-charlesgate

2. Saturday, December 18th  11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fenway Community Center Holiday Pop up Support local artists at the Fenway Community Center’s 3rd Annual Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar. Locally produced, hand-made arts and crafts will be for sale, including original artwork and prints, hand-crafted jewelry, and other holiday gift items. Craft activities and hot chocolate will be offered. Fenway Community Center is located at 1282 Boylston Street (entry on Jersey Street).
3. Fenway Tree Farm, M-F 11-8; F-Sun 9-8 Through to 12/24 or while inventory lasts
Fenway Tree Farm at 1400 Boylston Street is open! Offering trees from Nova Scotia, wreaths, garlands, lights, and more, this temporary market will be open while inventory lasts.

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The week ahead

1. Wednesday December 8, 6:00 p.m. MBTA public meeting

Join the MBTA to learn about their planned winter service changesAttendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input on future service changes.Meeting registration at 

https://www.mbta.com/events/2021-12-08/public-meeting-winter-2022-service-changes-virtual

2. Thursday, December 9, 6:00 p.m. 2 Charlesgate West IAG meeting

The Boston Planning and Development Agency is hosting a public meeting for the Impact Advisory Group to review plans for 2 Charlesgate West. To read details of the project and to submit your comments, visit http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/2-charlesgate

Meeting registration at: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_dLJ-0BE7QlyQ1Z1s4fvkpA

3. Sunday, December 12, 7 p.m. Virtual “Spot of Beauty” celebration

Join Kaji Aso Studio for their 48th Anniversary Celebration with an uplifting evening of free art, music, and poetry.Zoom premiere at 7 – link for the meeting at: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81240077661?pwd=c3Q5Zk1kQW5kR0g5cXZ4VUt0VnJvQT09#success

For more details, write to administrator@kajiasostudio.com

Save the Dates ahead:
12/13: 109 Brookline Avenue IAG meeting

12/15: 2 Charlesgate West public meeting

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Tree Lighting and transit advocacy

Dear Members and Friends,
Two announcements including an important save the date:

1. The Annual Fenway Tree lighting is days away!
Make sure to join us outside the Kelleher Rose garden Wednesday, December 1st at 6 p.m. for a festive tree lighting, cocoa, cider, burgers, and more.Meet and hear from your local representatives and enjoy a chance to visit with Wally and Santa!
Pre-lighting activities for families will take place at the Fenway Community Center, starting at 4:30 p.m. For more details, see below- pre-lighting activities sponsored by the Fenway Community Center and Operation P.E.A.C.E.

2. #55 Bus Survey and Community meeting December 7th 6-7:30 p.m.
Thanks to hard work by residents, community organizations, and Fenway representatives, the MBTA #55 bus was restored to partial service.
However, the #55 remains limited both in schedule and route. Take this survey to share your experience and opinions on public transit and attend a virtual community meeting on December 7th at 6 p.m. to review survey results and share ideas for the future of the #55! Registration available through tinyurl.com/Fenwaybus

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Fenway Civic is excited to announce the date for our annual tree lighting! Come join your neighbors and friends for cider and cocoa and see the tree light up to start the holiday season! Much more detail to come.

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Dear Members and Friends:
Please see the following announcements for the week:


1. Monday, November 8th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 109 Brookline Avenue virtual public meeting The BPDA will be hosting a public community meeting regarding 109 Brookline Avenue from 6-8 p.m. Project details, including the Draft Impact Report and links for public comment are available at: http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/109-brookline-avenue.To join the meeting, register at: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcuChpj4qHoFHaA8rFxatJ1bw4ckr_q0

2. Tuesday, November 9th 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Urban Informatics Data Training with Northeastern Interested in learning more about your community through data? In partnership with the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI), City and Community Engagement at Northeastern University is hosting an upcoming training on the Boston Data Portal for Boston residents and community-based organizations. The training will cover the Boston Data Portal, an online platform where visitors of all experience levels can browse, map, analyze, and download a variety of data describing the people, places, and neighborhoods of Boston. To register, visit this link – if you have questions, contactc bari@northeastern.edu.


3. Wednesday, November 10th 3:30 p.m. – Fenway Cares

Need food or know someone who does? Interested in volunteering in your community? 

Fenway Cares will be distributing free grains, produce, and more at its Fenway Community Center and Symphony Park locations. 

To learn more or to volunteer, visit bit.ly/FenwayCaresFood

5. Fenway/Kenmore community survey –  https://tinyurl.com/FKsurvey1

Fenway Civic is participating as a Fenway Cares member to promote this survey, part of a health initiative partnership of Fenway Health and Fenway CDC. Your voice matters! Join in sharing your experiences and thoughts on the most pressing community health needs for the Fenway/Kenmore community and provide feedback on what you think is important to a healthy Fenway / Kenmore neighborhood. Your responses will inform how funding will be invested in programs and services to make Fenway / Kenmore a better place for everyone to live, learn, work, and play. Participate and share this survey via your network: https://tinyurl.com/FKsurvey1 (Respondents should work or live in the Fenway / Kenmore to participate).

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The Week Ahead

Dear Members and Friends,
There are lots of events happening in and around the Fenway. Please see the following announcements:

1. Tuesday, October 26th 6 p.m. Northeastern IMP Task Force Meeting

The BPDA is hosting a virtual Task Force meeting for the Northeastern IMP located in Roxbury. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss campus updates and future plans for the 840 Columbus Avenue Project. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and comments.
To learn more and to register to attend, visit: http://www.bostonplans.org/news-calendar/calendar/2021/10/26/northeastern-university-task-force-meeting


2. 10/28 Webinar – Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in Boston and it serves as a threat to 1,817 street ash trees. The City of Boston is working to:

  • Identify and remove the most infested ash trees
  • Inoculate and protect healthy ash trees
  • Expand the number of trees and biodiversity through the Urban Forest Plan

Join the Parks Department for a webinar to cover the problem, how the City is addressing it, and what you can do to help!
WHEN: Thursday, October 28TIMES: 12 pm or 6 pm
REGISTER HERE.


3. 10/23-10/29/21 Early Voting: 

Early voting for the municipal election started 10/23 and runs through 10/29. For more information about how to vote, visit: https://www.boston.gov/departments/elections/early-voting-boston

4.Wednesday, October 27th Fenway Cares AND COVID Vaccine Clinic 

Need food or know someone who does? Fenway Cares will be distributing free produce at its Fenway Community Center and Symphony Park sites from 3:30 p.m. while supplies last
To learn more, or to sign up for a delivery or to volunteer, visit https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/fenwaycares/

In addition a COVID Vaccine clinic will be offered at Symphony Park, 39 Edgerly Road, 02115 on Wednesday, October 27th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Both initial vaccines AND boosters to qualifying individuals will be provided. You should bring proof of vaccination to receive your booster.

You may pre-register for a time by visiting https://link.edgepilot.com/s/d4a669dc/63ya6h565UaN41BTNKuqjA?u=https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/cataldo and then selecting the Fenway Cares East site. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.
Please note: While flu shots appear on the website list, they are not an option for this clinic.

For questions, please write to fenwaycares@fenwaycommunitycenter.org


5. Northeastern University Community Engagement – Events

Northeastern University’s Office of City and Community Engagement has put together a page with upcoming events and announcements. Please visit: https://communityengagement.northeastern.edu/events/ for more a list of events and opportunities.

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Dear Members and Friends:
Two transit planning/advocacy announcements:

1. Symphony Station upgrades:
Please join the Green Line Transformation team for a virtual meeting on Thursday, October 21st to learn about the Symphony Station Accessibility Improvements project.This project will make Symphony station station safer and more accessible. Project features include:

  • Raised platforms
  • New elevators
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Improved wayfinding and lighting

For details, including the meeting link, visit: https://www.mbta.com/events/2021-10-21/public-meeting-green-line-transformation-symphony-station-accessibility


2. #55 Bus advocacy
If you haven’t yet weighed in, please consider taking a survey on the #55 bus:
Community groups, residents, and Fenway representatives are working on solutions for the MBTA #55 bus line, which was recently cut and then restored to a limited schedule and route.
We hope you will take a short survey to be used in planning the future of the #55 – please share your feedback on how to improve local transit!

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Boston Marathon road closures

Dear Members and Friends,

Please note the City’s announcements regarding road closures for the Boston Marathon:
https://www.boston.gov/news/2021-boston-marathon-traffic-advisory

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